Dolors Armenteras is a biologist from the University of Barcelona and holds an MSc in Environmental Forestry from the University of Wales, as well as a PhD in Geography from King's College London, UK, where she also served as a Visiting Research Fellow (2004-2007). She is a member of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Development Peer Review College.
Since 1998, she has been based in Colombia, where she currently holds the position of Full Professor of Landscape Ecology at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá. She is also a member of the Colombian Academy of Sciences. Her research focuses on landscape ecology, including the dynamics, causes, and consequences of deforestation, spatial ecology, and the impacts of global change on biodiversity conservation. She also investigates the responses of forests and biodiversity to human-induced disturbances and specializes in fire ecology, risk reduction, and adaptation to climate change.
Dr. Armenteras is the author or co-author of over 200 publications and serves on several editorial boards. With over two decades of experience, she has actively contributed to the science policy interface by proposing and demonstrating solutions, pathways, and policy-relevant options. She was honored as a Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Climate Change and Biodiversity Scholar. She has participated in various UNEP GEOs (Global Environmental Outlook), contributed to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and served as an expert in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
Currently, she holds the position of Vice-President of the International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE) and is a Member of the Scientific Panel for the Amazon. Dr. Armenteras is also a co-author of the UNEP Rapid Assessment Report titled "Spreading like Wildfire: The Rising Threat of Extraordinary Landscape Fires." Furthermore, she actively contributes as a Member of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Science-Policy Interface (SPI).